Inter Milan star Diego Milito believes Liverpool’s Javier Mascherano will soon be joining him at the San Siro.
The Argentina international midfielder moved to Anfield from West Ham United in 2007 and has become an integral part of the Reds squad.
However Rafael Benitez’s move to Inter has prompted speculation that Mascherano might join his former boss in Italy.
Striker Milito has been with Inter for one season and tasted success as a Jose Mourinho-inspired side won the treble, and he feels confident that his compatriot will soon be alongside him in the side.
“We are very excited about Mascherano joining us at Inter,” he told the Daily Star Sunday. “He has made it clear he wants to be here and it’s just down to the relevant people agreeing the deal now.
“In my view we are getting the very best defensive midfield player in the world and Maradona calls him one of the three most important players in the Argentina squad along with Lionel Messi and (Carlos) Tevez. That’s how highly he is regarded.”
New Reds boss Roy Hodgson will have his own ideas about his job to rebuild Liverpool and whether or not that includes Mascherano is open to question, but a lack of Champions League football at the club might take the decision out of the former Fulham manager’s hands and influence the South American’s decision whether or not to stay on Merseyside.(Inter 15.5 with Betfair to win Champions League)
Milito would also love to see Tevez at the San Siro and admitted that his fellow Argentine has expressed a desire to play in Italy at some stage of his career.